Day: April 15, 2010

Levy debate sparks impassioned pleas in Parliament for copyright reformLevy debate sparks impassioned pleas in Parliament for copyright reform



Yesterday, the House of Commons voted in favour of a concurrence motion to support expanding the private copying levy to include “digital audio recording devices”. The Bloc Québecois, NPD and Liberal parties voted for the motion. The Conservatives voted against it.

As the vote was only a concurrence motion, it has no binding effect on Parliament. It only exhibits support for extending the levy to iPods and other digital audio recorders.

Much of the actual debate on the motion took place on Tuesday.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-15Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-15



  • Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-14 http://goo.gl/fb/ymg9O #
  • Calling out misreporting about ACTA http://goo.gl/fb/PaHLS #
  • ESAC's paper entitled Game On, Canada! Playing to win in the digital economy. http://ow.ly/1yocV #
  • 9th Cir. provides gloss on work-for-hire analysis in case involving data conversion claim http://ow.ly/1yt3j #
  • Regulations published to remove copyright as an exclusion from the proceeds of crime provisions of the Criminal Code. http://ow.ly/1yxCq #
  • NS court doesn't "condone the conduct of anonymous Internet users who make defamatory comments"; orders disclosure of Ids http://ow.ly/1yxY2